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The New Newel

James Andrew at the Newel — photo Gabriel Everett

James Andrew at the Newel — photo Gabriel Everett

The new Newel?…well perhaps not exactly “new” (amazingly, the Newel has been around since the late 1930’s!), but a recent renovation of its first floor gallery certainly has given their space a fabulous new Manhattan loft feel, lending everything a bright new context.

In my own design work, I have to be well versed in a multitude of design idioms—whether I’m creating a Moroccan fantasy garden room or a modernist French salon, I often look to the hugely diverse selection at Newel, to take my interiors to that next level.

The Newel — photo Gabriel Everett

The Newel — photo Gabriel Everett

At Newel, you’ll find six floors of treasures to discover, with a combined presentation of antiques, modern art, and contemporary furniture, which is really quite perfect, as this sort of mix can be found in many homes today.

If you find yourself in town, make a point to visit Newel—they always have something there to pique one’s interest. And if you are not up to the trek, you are in luck—the Newel has recently revamped their website, providing a wonderfully seamless online shopping experience.

As mentioned, I’ve dressed the Newel windows this month—do check them out! They’ve been getting some stellar reviews.

The Newel — photo Gabriel Everett

The Newel — photo Gabriel Everett

On a quest for some fabulous “focal point” pieces (top) I’m taking time to peruse Newel’s splendid collection. I’m sporting a Tom Ford three piece suit in charcoal wool cashmere Prince of Wales plaid, purple wool knit tie and black and saddle leather loafers, Tom Ford era Gucci lavender and white striped shirt with contrast white collar and French cuffs, vintage black pearl cuff links, Turnbull and Asser grey silk pocket square, vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch and my fragrance is the very elegant Creed Spice and Wood.

James Andrew for Newel

James Andrew at the Newel Gallery

James Andrew at the Newel Gallery - photo Gabriel Everett

I’ve always appreciated the great range of exceptional antiques and art at the Newel Gallery, and consequently it was an easy decision to make when I accepted a request to dress their gallery windows this month. With so many fabulous pieces to chose from, the real challenge lay (as is oft the case, unlimited resources or not) in the edit. That being said, I’m quite pleased with the final arrangement, which you will see, is comprised of a hugely disparate grouping of pieces—but all work quite well together, I think, creating a super chic conflation of modernist objects, art, and antique chinoiserie.

Arrangement by James Andrew at the Newel Gallery

Arrangement by James Andrew at the Newel Gallery

Do come visit the Newel to have a look at my windows (they’ll be on view through April) and to peruse the gallery’s superb collection.

On a chilly Spring day, I’m sporting a Gucci tweed topcoat, Tom Ford amber cashgora sweater, brown cotton corduroy pants, brown and white mini hounds tooth cotton shirt and brown tasseled leather loafers, Gucci sunglasses, vintage Rolex Oyster perpetual watch and my fragrance is Creed Bois du Portugal.